On This Day

What Happened in January 1723

Historical Events


Music releaseMusic Premiere

Jan 12 George Frideric Handel's opera "Ottone" premieres at the King's Theatre London


Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1 Christian Friedrich Gregor, composer
  • Jan 11 Prithvi Narayan Shah, began the unification of modern Nepal (d. 1774)
  • Jan 12 Samuel Langdon, American college educator (d. 1797)
  • Jan 27 Johann A Cramer, prime minister/poet